SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

January 26, 2013

Infant Sean Joseph Marchand, 10 Days old


Salem — Infant Sean Joseph Marchand, 10 days old, beloved son of Danae L. Marchand and Reford J. Watkins, entered the arms of the Lord on January 23rd, 2013, following ten blessed days with his family.

Born with the strength and courage of a lion, little Sean came into the world at 10 pounds, 8 ounces with a loving and caring family at his side for every moment of his life. He displayed love, courage, strength and happiness to be able to share his little time on this earth with his loving mother, father, grandparents, aunt, uncle and his entire family. The imprint of his soul will always be with his family. His family adored him before he entered this world and will always hold him dear to their hearts.

Sean gave them a lifetime of love in his short time on earth. Sean’s family was blessed with ten days together, before he went to his heavenly home. Sean experienced holding hands with his family, hugs and kisses and taking in all the love they had to offer. His spirit will live on in his family’s hearts for eternity.

Sean is survived by his parents, Danae L. Marchand of Salem and Reford J. Watkins of Salem, his Maternal grandparents, Robert Jr. and Deborah Marchand of Salem, his paternal grandparents, Diana and Reford Watkins of Richmond, Kentucky, his maternal great grandparents, Robert Sr. and Alice Marchand of Salem, his aunt, Jessica Marchand of Salem, Anne Watkins of Pennsylvania and Kathleen Hoff of Kentucky, his uncle Jeffrey Marchand and his companion Tammy Darisse of Danvers, his cousin, Lukas Marchand of Danvers, his great aunt and uncles, Katie Hennigar, Stephan Marchand, Cheryl Marchand, Alfred Gibney, Stephanie Silva, Scott Gibney and Steven Gibney and many extended family.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service of the Angels will be held in The O'Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Square (at Salem Common), Salem, Saturday, January 26th, at 5:30 P.M. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours prior to the service from 3 to 5 P.M. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Sean's memory to the Massachusetts General Hospital, for brain cancer research, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com